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Basim Magdy, "No Shooting Stars", 2016, Super 16mm and GIF animations transferred to Full HD, 14 min. 25 sec; © Basim Magdy, courtesy of Basim Magdy and Palais de Tokyo.
Amal Kenawy, "The Silent Multitudes", 2010, 300 x 600 x 400 cm, steel, LGP gas tanks, video; © Amal Kenawy, photo by Aurélien Mole, courtesy of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art (Doha) and Palais de Tokyo.
Sammy Baloji and Fabrice Hyber, Installation view, "Our World is Burning" at Palais de Tokyo; photo by Marc Domage, courtesy of Palais de Tokyo.
Paris, 16th arrondissement

Our World is Burning

February 21, 2020 - September 13, 2020

“Our world is burning” offers a committed look at contemporary creation in the Arabian Gulf, where wars and diplomatic tensions continue to shape history since the beginning of the 21st century. The title of the exhibition explicitly refers to the human tragedies caused by the successive conflicts in this region and also sounds like an alarmist analysis of the current environmental catastrophes triggered by global warming. 

The exhibition presents poetic and emancipatory propositions from artists trying to heal the wounds caused by these events and depicts the new geological era we have entered into; due to the intensity of our industrial production methods, in order to rethink the future of our world. On view is work from Michael Rakowitz, Monira Al Solh, Asli Cavusoglu, John Akomfrah, Yto Barrada, Raqs Media Collective, and more.

13 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
Feb 21 - Sep 13
Palais de Tokyo
Our World is Burning


Paris, 3rd arrondissement |Exhibitions

Beaten Ink, Upset Brick, Downcast Charcoal

Matias Faldbakken’s debut solo show at Galerie Chantal Crousel features a series of installations following the artist's use of opposing elements.

Hugh Steers, Blue Towel, Red Tank

Russell Tovey has curated the exhibition "Hugh Steers: Blue Towel, Red Tank,” part David Zwirner's “More Life” series, surrounding the HIV/AIDS crisis.

Baselitz — The retrospective

The first all-encompassing exhibition of the German artist Georg Baselitz, the Centre Georges Pompidou’s “Baselitz — The retrospective” gives a chronological look at 60 years of artwork.

Emily Mae Smith: Harvesters

Emily Mae Smith's "Harvesters" follows her chosen muse, a straw broom, in scenarios suggestive of styles and artworks of historic origins.

Anni et Josef Albers

This retrospective of Anni and Josef Albers looks at both their relationship as a couple and their respective artistic endeavors through a selection of over 350 works.

Anne Imhof: Natures Mortes Performance

Anne Imhof will be activating her exhibition "Natures Mortes" with a special program of performances through October 24.

Thierry Mugler, Couturissime

"Thierry Mugler, Couturissime" spans archival material dating between 1973—2014, looking at Mugler’s work across ready-to-wear, haute couture, and perfume.

Georg Baselitz – New Drawings

Coinciding with the Centre Georges Pompidou’s major retrospective of Georg Baselitz, Thaddaeus Ropac is debuting an exhibition of the artist’s new drawings.

Harold Ancart: La Grande Profondeur

Harold Ancart’s exhibition “La Grande Profondeur” features new sculptural works referencing the entity of a swimming pool and pondering the differences in shallow versus deep.

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